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XYZ Motor Corporation gets customer complaints about two models of its automobiles that they have had near-death experiences from sudden acceleration. They would be drivingalong a highway at normal speed when suddenly the car would begin to accelerate, and efforts to stop the acceleration by braking fail to work. Drivers could turn off the ignition andcome to a safe stop, but XYZ does not instruct buyers of its cars to do so, nor is this a common reaction among drivers who experience sudden acceleration. Internal investigations reveal that there appears to be a possible flaw in both models, perhaps in a semiconductor chip, that makes sudden acceleration happen.
Recalling the two models so that local dealers and their mechanics could examine them is an option, but it would be extremely costly. Company executives are aware that quarterly andannual profit-and-loss statements, on which their bonuses depend, could be decisively worse with a recall. After a hundred or more accidents and nearly fifteen fatalities, the companyinstitutes a selective recall. Experts have advised XYZ that standard failure-analysis methodology requires that the company obtain absolutely every XYZ vehicle that has experiencedsudden acceleration, using microscopic analysis of all critical components of the electronic system. The company does not wish to take that advice, as it would be—as one top executiveput it—“too time-consuming and expensive.”
Can XYZ’s approach to this problem be justified under utilitarian theory? Why or why not?
What would Kant advise XYZ to do? Explain. Not an essay only few sentences